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Stacie asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Me and my parents have had Neeko since he was 8 weeks old. We are sure he came from a puppy mill. I have moved out of my parents house and now my parents feed him McDonald, KFC, Wendy's, Popeyes, etc...and never walk him. They have a chain in the yard that they hook him to when he goes to the door showing them he needs to go to the bathroom. When we try to get him off the couch he growls and shows his teeth, sometimes nipping. Or if you try to move him at all he will growl and try to bite. My mom says he's always whining. I try to tell them to stop feeding him all that junk and start walking him. They don't listen. So I need to know what are some things I can do to stop him from being this way or if I should just give him up for adoption because my parents won't do what they are supposed to. I don't live there anymore so I can't control what he eats. And I can't have dogs where I live. It's annoying that I'm not being listened to and I don't want to get bit due to the failure of my parents. I really don't want to give him away but I want him to be happy. He's only 1 year old and he can't even go to the dog park because he fights all the other dogs. He has been through canine training twice and both times he got nowhere and he failed his last class. He is very misbehaved and gets no discipline. I need help before he is too far gone. What do I do?

Beth asks...

This question is about: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Dharma is a lovely dog but when walking, lunges at deer, cats, squirrels, etc. When she sees another dog while walking in the park, she pulls to get with them; This would not bother me except she weighs almost 100 lbs. and I'm 73 years old (and getting older all the time). She has caused me to fall several times. She also has begun to jump on people.

Barbara asks...

This question is about: Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety Other

I adopted Milo about a year ago. He did have training (before I adopted him) and in his belongings came a "bark busters home dog training" (like a corn hole tossing bad) that sounds like it has pieces of chain in it. I am not sure how to use this, but every time I pick it up to move it, Milo shakes.... sits at attention and looks pitiful - more like he is afraid of it than trained..... I am not sure what to do with this for training purposes... but would like some information. Thank you for your help.

Ann asks...

Hello Justin,rnrnMy name is Ann P Scholl.rnrnMy question isn't really about my dog. My question is more about whether you would be willing to take on a volunteer apprentice to work with you over the summer months.rnrnI was an animal trainer for 13 years. I worked at Sea World. While there, I worked with dolphins, sea lions, otters, walruses and several species of birds. rnrnI am now a second year teacher. Although I love the job, I do not love being required to work 24/7. This is very stressful for me. I miss working with animals. rnrnI am going to teach through this year, and give a third year a try. If I find that it is still very stressful for me, I will likely be searching for a new career. I've considered returning to SeaWorld, however, I just don't want to be in a wet suit and in the water every day anymore.rnrnSo back to the initial question. Would you consider taking on a volunteer apprentice for the summer? I would like to discover dog training.rnrnThank you,rnAnn P Scholl

Kaitlynn asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

Hello, I am in desperate need of help. My dog Marley, has no experience in training and I cannot afford classes for him. We got him from the shelter, and he has an issue with biting, and he's very aggressive. He will chew anything in his sight, and he barks 24/7. I'm up in the morning till about 3 with him every night to get him to be quiet. He does not listen, and he's very aggressive right now. We've had him for 4 months, and it hasn't gotten any better. He only understand sit. It's very difficult to train him because he runs away anytime I walk close to him. He sleeps in a kennel at night downstairs, and I'm still in school too, so i can't be with him ALL the time. He isn't allowed inside, because I know he would destroy the first thing he'd see. It's very difficult for Me, especially doing it alone. He's destroyed a lot in the backyard, like sprinklers and chairs. I'd just like some advice on where to go for cheap classes or starting points where I can make him learn. Please contact me by email,

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